The Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi School Of Medicine seeks a board-certified or board-eligible clinical cytogeneticist for the position of Director of Cytogenetics. Candidates for this position will only be considered if he or she has or is eligible for board certification in clinical cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Certification/eligibility in molecular genetics is desirable. The faculty member serving in this position will be actively involved in clinical duties such as case sign out, quality management, operational efficiency, and outreach as well as assay development and implementing new technologies. The Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory currently provides classical cytogenetic analysis of all specimen types and FISH on prenatal, constitutional blood and leukemic specimens. The laboratory anticipates expanding FISH testing into paraffin-embedded and touch-prep specimen types to meet the needs of an actively growing pathology service.
Experience with microarray and next generation sequencing is highly desirable as the Department is committed to greatly expanding the range of molecular genetic testing offered and is establishing a new molecular laboratory for those testing methodologies. Evidence of scholarly activity should be demonstrated and candidates with research interests are encouraged to apply. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others are essential.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has an accredited AP/CP residency training program and a fellowship training program. Candidates should enjoy working with medical students and pathology residents and fellows. Duties are those of an academic clinical cytogeneticist and include, but are not limited to, clinical service and training of residents and fellows. Excellent teaching skills and experience with medical student education are highly valued. UMMC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all who are interested in this position to apply. The position is posted at an Open Rank. Salary will be commensurate with experience
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: R00012719
About University of Mississippi Medical Center
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students.
The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status.
With more than 10,000 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.6 billion annual budget - approximately one-tenth from state appropriations - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and two percent of the state economy. UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.